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2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at Belmont Cragin home

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Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide Saturday in Belmont Cragin on the Northwest Side, according to police sources.

Officers were called at 1:37 p.m. to a home in the 2200 block of North Austin Avenue, where they found Silvia Opio, 48, and Kevin O’Keefe, 47, dead in a bedroom, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Opio had been shot in the torso and O’Keefe in the mouth, police said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police sources said the incident appeared to be a “domestic-related murder-suicide.” An autopsy conducted Sunday ruled Opio’s death a homicide and O’Keefe’s a suicide, saying that both died from gunshot wounds.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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